Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
School Law Resources

his booklet discusses 13 legal questions commonly asked by school board members and school administrators related to undocumented students. Unfortunately, few of the questions have definitive answers. Plyler directly addressed only the narrow question of whether undocumented children are entitled to receive a free public school education. Plyler is the sole U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the rights of undocumented children in public schools. Moreover, lower court cases and state laws rarely address the questions raised in this booklet. By John Borkowski

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